FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., /PRNewswire/ — Greenspoon Marder, an Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 law firm, and the Legal Learning Series, a leader in legal education, networking and events, announce today the launch of the First Annual Cannabis Law and Business Conference & Expo to be held on November 4 at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, FL.
Focusing on laws affecting practitioners and businesses within the cannabis industry, the conference provides the opportunity to bring together the best thought leaders from around the country to explore the legal issues and challenges facing the sector and to educate those interested in the cannabis industry.
“The firm’s sponsorship of the First Annual Cannabis Law and Business Conference is a significant step in our efforts to serve the $5.4 billion legalized cannabis industry on a national level,” says Gerald Greenspoon, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder. “We are honored to work with the Legal Learning Series to make this event the prime destination for attorneys and business professionals looking to enter the industry or sharpen their knowledge.”
As of 2016, 25 states in the U.S. plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana. Florida and several other states are considering medical marijuana on the ballot in November. With the cannabis industry preparing to enter new states, it is critical for legal practitioners and business professionals alike to stay abreast of these issues and to get out in front of them wherever possible.
“We are especially excited to have the support of our presenting sponsor Greenspoon Marder,” says Robert Friedman, Co-founder and Executive Director of Legal Learning Series. He continues, “Having a national firm that is committed to taking a leadership position in the cannabis space as a partner in our endeavor has made all the difference. The support we receive from leading firms like Greenspoon Marder, and from our existing partners, allows us to provide the absolute best in quality programming and events for the legal community.”
Greenspoon Marder expanded its national corporate practice in highly-regulated industries to include Cannabis Law in June 2016, along with the opening of three new offices in Denver, Las Vegas and San Diego – three cities in regions that are central to the advances, legalization and regulation of cannabis. The firm plans to continue to extend its presence and open additional offices in states that are likely to play a key role in shaping the cannabis industry.
About Legal Learning Series Legal Learning Series was created to help promote the common business interest of the legal community, educate the legal professionals on what is relevant or topical, and serve as a resource for the entire legal industry. The Legal Learning Series is dedicated to providing higher continuing legal education programs and offering legal experts, consultants, service and technology providers the opportunity to educate the community. We offer comprehensive half day seminars, full day seminars, conferences, lunch and learns, professional development courses to be hosted within law firms, legal networking opportunities, and training for litigation support, eDiscovery, forensic data recovery and trial presentation. Attendees of the Legal Learning Series include top level professionals: lawyers, judges, administrators, paralegals, legal assistants, case managers, litigation support managers, legal consultants, and others. Join your colleagues in an exciting journey towards setting higher standards in the legal community. Participate in making a difference.
About Greenspoon Marder Greenspoon Marder is committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our goal is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. Since our inception in 1981, Greenspoon Marder has become a full-service, Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 law firm with more than 180 attorneys. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs across Florida and the United States. For more information, visit www.gmlaw.com.